2020 Conference - Postponed !!

It is with heavy heart that your committee has had to make the hard decision to postpone the WIOG conference until 2021 due to the threat of the corona virus pandemic.

The government announced on Monday 16 March 2020 that all mass events involving more than 500 people should be cancelled .

While our conference attendance is below the 500 people threshold, the committee decided to take a precautionary approach and follow the government’s advice.  Further restrictions are likely in the coming days or weeks.

The 2021 venue will still be Napier.

Employers are looking at their operations staff as critical assets and as such want to reduce of the risk of key staff being exposed to the virus. Some measures include cancelling toolbox meetings, reducing the number of meetings offsite, and restricting movement to between home and the place of work.

Thanks all for your support and please look after yourself and your families. 

Who Should Submit an Abstract?

All water industry personnel involved in the operation, maintenance or construction of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes.   

The technical program will cover various aspects of the industry. Past presentations have discussed issues relating to:

  • Management of dams and storages
  • Wastewater collection and treatment
  • Use of reclaimed water or bio solids
  • Consultation and public education
  • Development and application of new technologies
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Water & wastewater reticulation
  • New infrastructure projects relating to water & wastewater
  • Project management
  • Asset management
  • Training and safety issues
  • Sharing of operator experiences

Our industry is often involved in upgrading, new projects, new technologies, maintenance programmes or everyday smart operations.

If you have ideas or have completed works that could influence the operational aspect of the water industry, there’s no better place to share them than here. You are encouraged to submit and abstract for the program for platform presentations. All papers are considered equally important to the technical program.

Selection Criteria

Abstracts will be reviewed and judged on the basis of:

  • relevance to the industry,
  • suitability of content to a broad audience,
  • originality of work (including new concepts,
  • improvements or new research or operational data),
  • technical content and
  • practical application.

Abstracts may be accepted subject to changes being made to the content or focus of the final manuscript. Abstracts with an overt commercial message will be rejected.

Once your Paper is selected

  • Successful authors of platform papers will be sent guidelines and a template to assist in formatting their final manuscript. This format must be strictly adhere to.

Authors must manage their own time appropriately and should ensure they complete their paper in time for internal review by their own organisation if necessary.

Delays caused by waiting for internal review is not a relevant excuse for the late submission of papers. To meet printing deadlines, the final manuscript submission date is not negotiable and late papers will be withdrawn from the program.

The manuscript will be made available in pdf format to conference delegates on a USB.

  • Authors of eligible operator posters are required to be present to provide a short oral description of their work at a time designated in the conference program.

All poster papers should be a summary of research, trial or operationally based activity and should contain an overview of objectives, methods and materials used, results obtained and conclusions relating to the work undertaken.

Posters should:

not exceed a maximum size of A0 (841mm x 1189mm),
be easily readable from a distance of two metres,contain photos and charts (where necessary), and
adequately convey the message using a minimum of text.

Posters should not advertise commercial services, logos or Trademarks. Specific products may be mentioned by name only in the poster text. Product brochures will not be accepted.

Note: It is a condition of entry that a copy of the poster be provided in electronic format for submission into the conference proceedings and for posting to the WIOG website after the conference. Posters will be included in the manuscript in pdf format to conference delegates on a USB.

Conference Best Operator Papers

Kevin Sears,Taupo District Council, won Best Operator Paper in 2018with his presentation "Taupo Land Disposal 25 years on"

 

Steve Watts, Wellington Water won Best Operator Paper in 2017 with his presentation " INSTALLATION OF A 900MM FLEXTEND SEISMIC COUPLING ON A BULK WATER MAIN

 

Conditions of Entry

The file below outlines Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Conference. We want to ensure that attending our conference is a positive and satisfying experience for everyone - delegates and exhibitors.

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